Sunday, January 8, 2012
Stealing Heaven [BOOK REVIEW]
By: Elizabeth Scott
Published: June 1st, 2008
Published By: Harper Teen
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Summary: Dani has been trained as a thief by the best - her mother. Together, they move from town to town, targeting wealthy homes and making a living by stealing antique silver. They never stay in one place long enough to make real connections, real friends - a real life. In the beach town of Heaven, through, everything changes. For the first time, Dani starts to feel at home. She's making friends and has even met a guy. But these people can never know the real Dani - because of who she is. When it turns out that her new friend lives in the house they've targeted for their next job and the cute guy is a cop, Dani must question where her loyalties lie: with the life she's always known - or the one she's always wanted.
I was quite surprised with this book. It is actually pretty good and a refreshing read from all the adventure and fantasy books I have been reading. The characters in this book are pretty relatable if you don't count the thief part. Dani's a pretty loyal person to her mom because she knows that's all she will have. She tried not to do some of the things that she's not supposed to but she still does it. I also like how Greg, the cop, is such a sweet guy. Its not something you would expect from a cop. And her friend Allison is really nice. I think shes the type of girl anyone can be friends with.
The plot was unexpected. When I read the summary, I really was not expecting what would happen because of the choices that she has to make. I'm kinda glad with how it turned out because it's different from how I imagined it would go and also if I was in her position, I probably would not know what I would have done but in the end, she made her choices based on her heart and that's good.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a super cute romance read mixed with lies and deception. That sounds evil, but it's not. (: